Thermal Management

Thermal Service

Deep dives on components enabling thermal and air cabin comfort as well as management of heat dissipation in other critical component areas (for example Cooled EGR). 

Thermal management is critical for maintaining cabin comfort and propulsion temperature control in all conditions. Environmental concerns, emissions compliance, and greater penetration of hybrid and electric vehicles are driving increased value-added opportunities in this sector as well as difficult material and architecture-selection decisions.

The IHS Markit Thermal Service provides insight, context, data, and analytics for key technologies that are reshaping the thermal sector. Users can quickly access key insights from market developments, put context around events and technological trends, dive into deep data and forecasts, and seamlessly drive analytics to support their most challenging decisions.

Topics covered:

  • Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems technology and its management
  • Thermal management systems applied to powertrain components  (e.g., cooled exhaust gas recirculation, EV propulsion)

Planners and strategists use the service to:

  • Assess and forecast new thermal technology growth
  • Analyze the competition
  • Understand OEMs’ purchasing strategies
  • Evaluate OEMs’ thermal technology adoption paths

The Thermal Management Service is part of a suite of vehicle contenting services. Delivered through AutoTechInsight,  an IHS Markit automotive strategy and planning solution, the service provides a view into current automotive trends  and future demand through:

  • Sector News & Insights (covering all service domains)
  • Reports (Thermal Management service domain-specific)
  • Supplier Profiles (Thermal Management service domain-specific)
  • CFA Relations (OEM-Supplier relationships, both analyst and survey-based researched databases, delivered via Query Tool & 5 Analytics via Analytics Tool (Thermal Management domain-specific)
  • Access to analysts, a listing of thermal-related events and monthly webinars
  • OEM-level and Model-level forecasts, technology fitment, and supplier relationships (optional add-ons) 


David Smith-Tilley
David Smith-Tilley

David Smith-Tilley is a Director of Component Forecasts & Analysis at IHS Markit and is based in London, UK. David is responsible for all global research programs and single client consulting projects covering thermal systems, modules and related components. For more than 20 years, David has developed a specialisation and respected industry reputation in vehicle thermal management market and forecast assessments.

Prior to joining IHS Markit in 2008, David assumed a similar role at DRI. David also has a well-established and proven background in Automotive Consulting through previous positions as Senior Consultant at Planning Research and Systems plc, McGraw-Hill, Standard and Poor’s, and more recently within the Global Automotive Group of Global Insight. He holds an Honours Degree in Business Studies from Sheffield University and a Diploma of the Market Research Society.

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